Retinal and choroidal manifestations of gastrointestinal diseases

Francisco J. Rodriguez, Mariana Cabrera, Alexander J. Brucker

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This chapter describes some of the gastrointestinal diseases that have ocular manifestations, especially in the retina and choroid. They include inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Whipple’s disease, pancreatitis, avitaminosis A, familial adenomatous polyposis, and zinc and copper deficiency. Their etiologies are diverse: IBD is thought to arise from an alteration in the immune response, Whipple’s disease is caused by the bacteria Tropheryma whipplei, pancreatitis causes a vaso-occlusive retinopathy possibly arising from fibrin aggregates, and familial adenomatous polyposis is a genetic disorder. It is important to keep these diseases in mind, as they require specific treatments and in some cases may be the initial manifestation of a potentially fatal disease.

Idioma originalInglés estadounidense
Título de la publicación alojadaRetinal and Choroidal Manifestations of Selected Systemic Diseases
EditorialSpringer New York LLC
Número de páginas14
ISBN (versión digital)9781461436461
ISBN (versión impresa)9781461436454
EstadoPublicada - ene. 1 2013

Áreas temáticas de ASJC Scopus

  • Medicina General


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